LOSS & FINDING OF THE JESUS IN THE TEMPLE
Dependable father and husband, how anguished you and Mary were when you searched for three days to find Jesus, lost through no fault of your own. What incredible relief was yours when you found Him safe in the Temple of God.
Help us, St. Joseph, never to lose Jesus through the fault of our own sins. But if we should lose him, lead us back with unwearied sorrow, until we find him again; so that we, like you, may finally pass from this life, dying safely in the arms of Jesus and Mary.